Thursday, May 27, 2010

summer activities for kids - free kids activities and childrens crafts for the summer

Summertime Activities

The kids are out of school and they have the long lazy days of July and August ahead. They could spend their summer days in front of the TV or your children could be using their imaginations to create projects that are a reflection of their own unique talents.

Does it matter what kids do on their summer vacation? After all, they are in school 10 months of the year and most do take some art classes. Don’t they get enough art classes in school?

Creative and artistic are not the same thing. Creativity is an approach to life. Creative thinkers know that problems have many different solutions. When they encounter an obstacle, they find a way around rather than giving up. They have to be willing to take risks as they learn new skills. These are important life skills that need to be encouraged in children.

Summer activities, childrens crafts and science projects give children the opportunity to learn and practice these skills. Even if they follow a project guide exactly, they will still to make decisions about shades of colors and where to place items. Once they are familiar with the project, most children will want to make it again. That is when they get really creative. First the colors change, then the shapes, and suddenly it is a new project from their own imagination.

Creative projects encourage children to find the resources to make what they want, rather than opening up a box that has all the supplies in one place. The first project in the weekly project list (see below) uses an old knee-hi or pair of pantyhose. What if none are available? Should the children wait until someone else finds all the ‘right’ materials. No, have them start thinking about what they could substitute. Would an old sock work? How about a dish cloth? It is fun to sit back and watch children solve their own problems.

These Summer Activities encourage children to work with a wide variety of materials. One of the best things about summer projects is that they can be done outside. Less mess to clean up!

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summer activities for kids - free kids activities and childrens crafts for the summer

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Gift for Dad for Father's Day

Shopping with Dad

Venture to the grocery store with this father-daughter duo on a very lively shopping trip. As their cart swings down the aisles, the pair create minor calamity left and right. The rhyming, bouncy text teaches an important lesson about accidents and responsibility, all with a healthy dose of humor.
 Take advantage of our weekend sale!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Boost Your Metabalism Now!

Do you lack energy? Do you try to lose weight with not much success? Are you confused when you try to buy good healthy food?
Well I know I can answer yes to all the above.

But that's all changed for me. I tried yet another diet plan. But what makes this diet plan different then the others is that this plan actually educates you on reading ingredient labels, and tells you how to make healthy food choices.

I was surprised to learn that the choices I normally made for healthy food, weren't all that healthy. And eating food that aren't all that healthy for you lead to a sluggish metabolism.
And when your metabolism slows down your weight lose stops and you feel that lack of energy.

Ok! With that said, Do you wanna learn how I lost 5 pounds within the first week? How I noticed a great increase of energy in just a few days?

Well check out

The Healthy Way To Lose Weight!

I joined the 6 week weight loss camp
Which includes
Educational CD's
Educational MP3 downloads
and a 6 week support system

This diet plan is great whether you have a little or a lot to lose.
And best of all there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

If you don't know a good carb from a bad carb, or are confused about fats and how they are healthy for you, give this plan a try.

Thanks everyone!
If you have any questions about this diet plan feel free to email me at

Kim Wallace

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Free Shipping on Personal Stock

I'm offering free shipping (media mail) on any in stock (my personal stock) books from Barefoot Books.

Magic Train Ride
The Journey Home From Grandpa's
I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur
The Animal Boogie
Yoga Pretzels
Kids' Kitchen
Picnic Playground CD
Animal Playground CD
Baby's First Book
Mother Goose Remembers
Playtime Rhymes for Little People
One Moose,Twenty Mice
Zoe and her Zebra
Whole World Fun Eco Activities
Hidden Hippo
The Animal Boogie
Skip through the Seasons
Listen, Listen
Octopus Opposites

You can check these titles out at
You can email me at if interested in the free shipping offer.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Quotable Quote

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all."
— Jacqueline Kennedy

Magic Train Ride

Here's your magic ticket! It can take you anywhere. The whistle's blowing, quick-jump aboard!

Magic Train Ride

Climb aboard the magic train for an unforgettable journey. At each stop, the train comes across new and wonderful things to look at and talk about, in forests and jungles, and all the way to outer space. Book with CD editions include song sung by Sally Crabtree.
Ages 3 to 7 years
Written By: Sally Crabtree
Illustrated By: Sonia Esplugas

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oh how Cute!

I found these adorable stuffed animals.  How cute is this pig!

Jellycat Cordy Roy Pig 15" - $    22.00

From:, Inc.

This sweet kitty is eco-friendly

Mary Meyer Fuzz that Wuzz Purrzzzz Cat 14" - $ 19.98

From:, Inc.

The outer fabric and the stuffing are both high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% recycled plastic PET bottles. Almost every toy kept over 10 bottles out of a landfill. The more you play with them the softer they get!

New Title for Summer

School will soon be out and we're getting ready for lots of summer fun! Whatever the weather, these books have all kinds of activities to share with energy-charged children. 

Youngsters will enjoy hours of fun with this interactive book filled with activities based on our favorite Bear! Features games, puzzles, coloring and more that encourage children to learn about different professions as they head off to work with Bear. Also includes full-color reusable stickers to use in different scenes throughout the book.

Ages 4-8 
Paperback $5.99

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I just want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's in the World. May this day be a special one for you!
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Making the Most of Reading with you child

Here are some tips on making the most of reading with your child.
•Choose a time and a place where you can be quiet and give your child lots of attention. Make the occasion a special one.
•Turn off any distractions such as the TV, music or the computer.
•When you are reading aloud, show your child that you are having fun!
•Involve your child. Let yourself be interrupted with questions; talk about what you think of the story and the pictures.
•When your child has started learning to read, follow the text and encourage him or her to point to the words as you go along.
•Establish a routine. Try to devote some time every day to reading.
•Take your child to your local library and involve him or her in choosing books.
•Notice what kinds of stories your child enjoys and look out for ones with similar themes.
•When you are reading aloud, praise your child for listening well and sitting still. When your child is learning to read to you, give praise and encouragement too, but be sure to gently correct your child when he or she makes mistakes.
•Help build your child's vocabulary and memory skills by supplementing reading sessions with audio books on car journeys and after meals or at bedtime. Audio books are especially helpful in building memory skills and supporting the learning of dyslexic and autistic children.

Sharing your child's journey into reading can be one of the most rewarding experiences of parenthood. You owe it to your child, and to yourself, to make it a priority in your daily life.